question mark

noun

Definition of question mark

  1. 1 a :  something unknown, unknowable, or uncertain b :  someone (as an athlete) whose condition, talent, or potential for success is in doubt

  2. 2 :  a mark ? used in writing and printing at the conclusion of a sentence to indicate a direct question

Examples of question mark in a sentence

  1. The team's pitching is a big question mark this season.

1869

First Known Use of question mark

1869


QUESTION MARK Defined for English Language Learners

question mark

noun

Definition of question mark for English Language Learners

  • : the punctuation mark ? that is used after a direct question or to indicate that something (such as a birth date) is uncertain

  • : someone or something that causes feelings of doubt or uncertainty


QUESTION MARK Defined for Kids

question mark

noun

Definition of question mark for Students

  1. :  a punctuation mark ? used chiefly at the end of a sentence to indicate a direct question


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